The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for ISEB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 50 48
Rank change year-on-year +2 -2  
Contract jobs citing ISEB 8 22 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.32% 2.70% 2.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.41% 12.57% 9.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 18 15
Median daily rate £288 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.87% -5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £280 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £404 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year - +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £14.68 £19.94
% change year-on-year +94.20% -26.40%  

ISEB is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham.

Academic & Professional Certification
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 85 175 188
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 14.07% 21.47% 24.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 127 129
Median daily rate £400 £388 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +13.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 7
Median hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.00% -3.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £37.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing ISEB as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for ISEB in Birmingham

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ISEB in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for ISEB in Birmingham

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISEB in Birmingham over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISEB in Birmingham

ISEB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISEB in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISEB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 10 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (40.00%) JIRA
3 7 (35.00%) SQL
3 7 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (35.00%) Defect Management
4 6 (30.00%) Manual Testing
4 6 (30.00%) Test Scripting
4 6 (30.00%) Test Automation
5 5 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 4 (20.00%) QA
6 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 4 (20.00%) Integration Testing
6 4 (20.00%) System Testing
6 4 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
7 3 (15.00%) YouTrack
7 3 (15.00%) QA Automation
7 3 (15.00%) Web Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Selenium
7 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (15.00%) Remedy
7 3 (15.00%) HTML
7 3 (15.00%) .NET
7 3 (15.00%) CSS
7 3 (15.00%) SharePoint
7 3 (15.00%) Retail
7 3 (15.00%) Logistics

ISEB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.00%) MySQL
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (40.00%) JIRA
2 3 (15.00%) Selenium
2 3 (15.00%) YouTrack
3 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
1 3 (15.00%) Retail
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
2 2 (10.00%) Retail Banking
2 2 (10.00%) Spanish Language
3 1 (5.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Analyst
2 9 (45.00%) Test Analyst
3 6 (30.00%) Test Leader
4 4 (20.00%) Test Manager
5 3 (15.00%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Automation Test Lead
6 2 (10.00%) Manual Test Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Manual Tester
6 2 (10.00%) Scrum Master
6 2 (10.00%) Tester
7 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (5.00%) Lead Test Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) QA Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) QA Test Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Infrastructure Project Manager
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Project Manager
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) .NET
1 3 (15.00%) CSS
1 3 (15.00%) HTML
2 2 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) CMDB
2 1 (5.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
1 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
1 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
1 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (35.00%) Defect Management
3 6 (30.00%) Manual Testing
3 6 (30.00%) Test Automation
3 6 (30.00%) Test Scripting
4 5 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 5 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Integration Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
5 4 (20.00%) System Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Logistics
6 3 (15.00%) QA Automation
6 3 (15.00%) Web Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (10.00%) Change Management
7 2 (10.00%) Migration
7 2 (10.00%) Quality Management
7 2 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (10.00%) Risk Management
7 2 (10.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) SQL
2 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.00%) Java
3 1 (5.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (5.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (15.00%) Remedy
2 1 (5.00%) HP
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle